Emancipation Park’s historic 2015 Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration marks the 152nd anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation; the 150th year since the slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom;  143rd celebration in Emancipation Park (currently hosted by Friends of Emancipation Park) and the 42nd year of central Houston Juneteenth Parades!


Directions to Historic Emancipation Park...                      

3018 Dowling at Elgin, Houston, TX 77004...MAP
             

Celebrating 150 years since the abolition of slavery in  the state of Texas!

Don’t mind our dust...We’re still celebrating!  
The facilities at Emancipation Park will be closed until spring of 2016 as contractors finish the amazing  $33
million environment-friendly “Green” facilities...

but--with the help of community partners
--we’re still celebrating 150 years
of Emancipation in Texas!

“The Colors of Freedom!”
 


Saturday, June 14, 2015 • 9-10am

Emancipation Park
JUNETEENTH PARADE
Hosted by the Friends of Emancipation Park.


“Education to Emancipation”

The Emancipation Park Juneteenth Parade will begin staging at TSU, from  the corner of  Wheeler and Ennis west towards Dowling;  the parade will then march north on Dowling
to Emancipation Park.


JOIN US FOR FREE...
Participation in the parade is Free to  musicians, dancers, drill teams, drumlines, and anyone individuals walking , or utilizing non-motorized or handicap vehicles! 


To reserve your space,
see below or
CLICK HERE

Check back later for more information on
2012 Juneteenth Events

...or send an email to  info@juneteenthfest.com

June 7-19, 2015

Emancipation Park
JUNETEENTH EVENTS
Mark your calendars for  family fun
at the park where Juneteenth celebrations began!


Featuring: 
Miss Juneteenth Pageant,
Beauty and the Beast Tea,
Golf Tournament,
Movies


...AND  the longest running Juneteenth Parade and Festival in the world!



CLICK HERE FOR THE
2014 JUNETEENTH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!


Friends of Emancipation Park’s
2015

JUNETEENTH

EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION



Celebrating 150 years since the abolition of Slavery in Texas!


THE 2015 EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION IS A HISTORIC ONE! 

Not only does it mark the 150th year since the slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom but also the  152nd anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation; the 143rd celebration in Emancipation Park and the 42nd year of central Houston Juneteenth Parades!


Schedule...

Mark your calendars for  family fun!

Featuring:  Miss Juneteenth Pageant, Beauty and the Beast Tea
and the longest running Juneteenth Parade and Festival in the world!


LOCATIONS:

Emancipation Park...

3018 Dowling at Elgin, Houston, TX 77004...MAP


Trinity United Methodist Church...

Now celebrating its 150th anniversary! ...Website

2600 Holman at Live Oak, Houston, TX 77004...MAP


Project Row Houses...Website

2501 Holman at Live Oak Houston, TX 77004... MAP

 

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Sat • June 20, 2015   •  10-11am  

The 42nd Juneteenth

Emancipation Celebration Parade
From Texas Southern University Gym to the
Emancipation Celebration and Freedom
Music Festival on the stage at
Project Row Houses!


2015 Parade Grand Marshall: 
Dr. Thomas Freeman
Texas Southern University Debate Professor
and international award-winning icon


Emancipation Park’s Juneteenth Parade will begin
staging at 9am near the TSU gym (at the corner of 
Wheeler and Ennis); lining up heading west on
Wheeler to Dowling;  then march north on
Dowling to Holman; then west 1 block to
the corner of Holman and Live Oak!


FREE TO ...Bands, Drumlines, Dance Groups,
Cheer & Step Teams, etc.. and walking families, 
Parents with Strollers, wheelchairs, Handicapped, 
Non-motorized Bikes & Tricycles, etc.


OTHERS:

     Motorcycles: $10 each,

     Walking Non-Profits and Clubs: $25

     Cars, Vans and Trucks:  $50

     Corporate Sponsors and Floats:  $150


MORE INFORMATION IS ON OUR PARADE PAGE





Saturday  •  June 20, 2015   •  10am-7pm •  Free
at Project Row Houses, 2501 Holman at Live Oak, Houston TX 77004


Juneteenth Freedom Fest

The 143rd Emancipation Celebration
will conclude at Project Row Houses with
lots of live entertainment, food, exhibits & Vendors!


Go to our ONLINE REGISTRATION PAGE 
and let us know that you want to join us as
a Volunteer, Vendor or Entertainer!





Exhibitor / Vendor Booth Fees:

  Bring your own 10x10’ Tent / Table & Chairs… More info 

       $50  .....Non-Profit / Non-selling…  +$50 /add'l day                   

       $100 ….Retail Non-Food Booth… +$50 /add'l day                  

       $150 ….Food or Double Booth ... +$100/add'l day

       $500 ….Small Business Exhibitor/Vendor*

       $1000…Corporate Exhibitor/Vendor*
                      (*max 60' tent, space, cart or trailer)


Click here to go to the Vendor Resource Page









Advertising Opportunities...

Souvenir Book/Handouts by TWC/MoShows.

Submission Deadline: 5pm, June 5, 2015...


    BACK PAGE (1 Available) Size: 5x8”: @$ 2,000

    1. INSIDE COVER (2) Size: 5x8”:_____@$1,000

    2. FULL PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x8”: ___@ $300

    3. HALF PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x4”: ___@ $200
      1/4 PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x2”: _____@ $100

    4. BW Business Card Size: 2x3”: ____@ $50


  1. EMAIL YOUR AD as a BW or color .jpg, .tif, .png or .pdf to ads@juneteenthfest.com or upload it using the link below...


Click here to go to the JuneteenthFest
Ad Order Form & Upload Page










Event Chair:

Kijana Wiseman, M.Ed.

 

Sat • June 13, 2015  • 2pm

at Trinity UMC, 2600 Holman, 77004 •  $5

The Mildred Johnson

Miss Juneteenth Pageant:

Poise and talent! Ages 3-19. Tickets: $5

Coordinator:  Ruby Mayes and Mildred Johnson

pageant@juneteenthfest.com


Sun • June 14, 2015 •  3pm

at Trinity UMC, 2600 Holman, 77004  •  $25

The Jewell Houston
Beauty and the Beast Tea

Bikers escort little Princesses to a
Tea Settings Contest!
Table Sponsors: $250

Coordinator:  Vera McDaniels Madison

tea@juneteenthfest.com


Mon • June 15, 2015   •  11:30-3pm

at Trinity UMC, 2600 Holman, 77004 • 

11:30pm: EP Kids Luncheon (Private)

2pm: Children’s Historical Funday (Public)

Storytelling, Arts & Crafts, History Games

w/ Sister Mama Sonya and  Browyn Lucas.


Wed • June 17, 2015   •  5-9pm

at Trinity UMC, 2600 Holman, 77004  •  Free

Ester King Freedom Movie Night  
Movies & Panel Discussions
Coordinator:  Loretta Brock

Reserve your seat.

Fri  • June 19, 2015   •  10am-8pm  •  FREE


JUNETEENTH!
143rd JUNETEENTH SUPER-DAY!


LOCATION #1:  
THE FIELD OF VISIONS

2310 Elgin at Dowling, 77004  Across from Emancipation Park, in the field behind the Eldorado Ballroom @ Elgin & Bastrop ...MAP


10am:  Congo Drum Call and Prayer March around Emancipation Park... 
Residents are invited to join us at the corner of Bastrop and Elgin for a reading of the Ex-Slave Narratives by the TSU Debate Team and dances by Urban Kidz followed by a march around Emancipation Park.  Live drummers and local Ministers will be at each of the 4 corners of the block, blessing the park’s new construction and anticipated 2016 rebirth.  This event is coordinated by Third Ward Community Cloth Cooperative’s Cultural Arts Thread featuring Talking Back Living History Theatre and The Dinky Drum Company.


LOCATION #2:  
PROJECT ROW HOUSES 

2501 Holman at Live Oak, Houston, TX 77004 ...MAP / Directions



10:30am:  The Lonal X. Robinson Freedom Stars Talent Show   Youths ages 5-19 compete for the Friends of Emancipation Park’s “Colors of Freedom Awards”. Talent Show Application.pdf   | talentshow@juneteenthfest.com

Coordinator:  Dorris Ellis Robinson



12:30pm: ”STATE OF THE PARK”
Friends of Emancipation Park and others will share the progress of the $33 million dollar Emancipation Park Renovation!


1-3pm:  FREE WORKSHOPS...

       Healthy Living Discussion
    
with Cardiovascular Surgeons


    Free Legal Clinic
    
with Atty. Keryl Douglas
     and other legal consultants


     Genealogy Workshop
    
Bring your family information and
     learn how to connect to your past!


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LOCATION #3:

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED.


3pm: “Black Lives Matter”
Step Show & Panel Discussion
 
Steppers for Freedom” Show with local groups followed by a panel discussion on current tragic events involving young Black men and the Police.
Coordinators:  Thelma Johnson & Loretta Brock


5pm: Basketball Tournament 

3 on 3 w/ prizes for ages 13-15, 16-19 and Adults.   Coordinator: Loretta Brock


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vendors@juneteenthfest.com

 


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Dr. Thomas Freeman:


Legendary educator and distinguished Professor of Forensics, Dr. Thomas F. Freeman has been head coach of the internationally acclaimed Texas Southern University Debate team for over 60 years.


Dr. Freeman and the TSU Debate Team, trained academy award-winning actor Denzel Washington and his cast in the movie, ‘The Great Debaters’ which was nominated for a Golden Globe award.  


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